In my blog circle, there have been many blogs lately about what a real man is.
Tell me what you think. What are some characteristics that real men have?
I wrote a small blog this week with my answer.
External genitalia, mostly.
fair enough. lol
A man is someone who truly believes that getting a hard-on and procreating doesn't constitute of being a man.
Someone who cares about a girl's feelings more than just getting laid. Someone who won't brag about his sexual encounters to all of his friends. Someone who doesn't need to prove his masculinity by being sexist, homophobic, ageist, etc. Someone is comfortable enough with his manliness to admit crying during the series finale of his favorite television show. Someone who isn't afraid to throw a punch or two to defend somebody he cares about. Somebody who doesn't let their ego get in the way of being a decent person.
In other words, someone over the age of 40. I've come to the conclusion that all boys in our generation are doomed. I blame all the estrogen they put into plastic these days. :P
Oh yeah estrogen is in everything!
Someone who doesn't need to prove his masculinity by being sexist, homophobic, ageist, etc. = good point!
If more women agreed with the first paragraph of your post, the world would be a much happier place.
I'm not sure if this is what you were looking for but I'll share with you a few things that I try to hold myself to with absolute steadfastness (yes that's a word). Being honorable, having pride in my integrity, self-respect (you need that before you can respect anything or anyone else), honesty (even when it's hard), and lastly being supportive. The being supportive is kind of an umbrella term for having patience and giving people the benefit of the doubt - even when they don't think they deserve it. I know a lot of that sounds cliche but that short list is what I hold myself to everyday and what I lean on when life gets messy or overly complicated. I try to avoid the over-complicated as much as I possibly can.
Those are great things! That is the kind of answer i'm looking for.
Thanks and I'm happy to help. Sarah makes some great points too in the sense that any one can choose to hold themselves to a certain standard regardless of gender. I just shared the things that are important to me personally and what I use as a personal guide to help me make decisions. Not so much right or wrong just personal choices I make and how I choose to interact with the people and the world around me :)